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Recent Publications

Understanding the Dragon Shield: Likelihood and Implications of Chinese Strategic Ballistic Missile Defense

While China has received growing attention for modernizing and expanding its strategic offensive nuclear forces over the last ten years, little attention has been paid to Chinese activities in testing and developing ballistic missile defenses (BMD). Mo …

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Upcoming Events

Briefing and Report Release: Naval Nuclear Reactors and Use of Highly Enriched Uranium

Friday, March 20, 2015 11:45 a.m.-1:45 p.m. Russell Senate Office Building, Room 385 Washington, DC The United States and other countries with nuclear navies have benefited from having nuclear-powered warships. But do the continued benefits depend on i …

Luncheon Briefing on Advanced Nuclear Reactors

Luncheon Briefing: Making the Next Step Forward with Advanced Nuclear Reactors: Assessing Progress and Overcoming Roadblocks on Safety, Technology and Policy   Thursday, July 24, 2014 11:30 a.m. – 1:30 p.m. Rayburn House Office Building, Room B-31 …

Short Course on CBRN Weapons, Science and Policy (CBRN)

FAS and George Mason University will host a short course from July 7-9, 2014 as part of GMU’s 2014 summer program in International Security. This three day, non-credit short course is designed to introduce participants to the science, security, and pol …

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